Share a love of reading with new friends

Getting on in years? Enjoy reading? Fancy a cup of tea and a chat with others just like you? Why not come down to Burngreave library for one of our ‘Reading Friends’ get togethers for the over-50s.

We spend a friendly hour or two reading aloud or listening to things we’ve liked over the years from books, magazines, novels, stories, poems and so on. We reminisce a bit and share whatever thoughts or memories the extracts might bring to mind.

Triple P parenting programme for people with teenagers

The Triple P parenting programme has been specially developed for parents of teenagers – and the next one begins on November 8 at the Learning Zone!

The Positive Parenting Programme is based on proven parenting strategies, giving you ways to deal with the kids of teenaged behaviour problems and issues that can make family life stressful.

The programme has been developed using over 30 years of experience with real families and has been shown to work!

Chapeltown Springboard Social Café is a SOARing Success!

The Springboard Social Café in Chapeltown seeks to combat isolation and mental ill health by positively engaging with members of the community.

The café is a great starting point for those who want to meet others, build confidence and self-esteem. It is the perfect atmosphere to help people help themselves.

It is held at the 82nd Chapeltown Scout Hall on Burncross Road, S35 1RX every other Tuesday, and provides activities, a meal, signposting and support, and all are welcome to come along.

SOAR Tenant Profile: Samfos Health

Samfos Health is a Nursing Agency and Home Care Provider based in one of the many units we have for rent at SOAR Works Enterprise Centre.

They recruit experienced nurses of all specialties, healthcare assistants, support workers, carers and domestics for hospitals (both NHS and Private), Nursing and Residential Care Homes, and to individuals requiring varying degrees of care in their own homes (Home Care).

It’s a Cyborg Pumpkin Takeover!

What could be better than carving a pumpkin on Halloween? Carving a cyborg pumpkin, that’s what!!

Our friends at Bright Box Makers came along to The Learning Zone on Halloween and helped local children create some of the coolest pumpkins around with the help of some old electrical bits and bobs, and a splash of creative energy.

No computers were harmed in the making of these cyborg pumpkins, but several kettles, toasters and printers were savagely deconstructed in the name of the cyborg takeover!

Good or bad – Healthwatch Local want your views!

Most people will have used health and social care services at some point in their life – whether it’s a visit to your doctor, dentist, pharmacist, hospital or care home.

The purpose of Healthwatch Sheffield is to gather feedback on these services – whether it’s positive comments and praise or whether there is room for improvement so that others that use the services in the future could have an even better experience.

Free IT and Tech Support for Burngreave Residents

Residents in Burngreave will soon be able to access free drop-in IT and tech support workshops at their local library.

Libre Digital are running the Tech Connections project, funded and supported by South Yorkshire Community’s Foundation, where local residents can access personalised and flexible learning through 16, three-hour workshops at Burngreave Library each Tuesday from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Hundreds attend latest SOAR Jobs and Careers Fair

Hundreds of people from across the North of Sheffield attended our latest Jobs and Careers Fair at Firth Park library last week, staged by the SOAR Employment team in partnership with Sanctuary Housing.

A broad span of employers were present, eager to promote live vacancies in a variety of sectors from retail to customer service, engineering to administration.

Have your say on the Colley Park improvements

Sheffield City Council is planning improvements to Colley Park and to provide play facilities in the area, after some money was set aside for improvements to the park from the housing development on the former Parson Cross College site.

Their Parks and Countryside Department are carrying out consultation on options for improving the site and would like to hear feedback from local people.